Silver Surfer - privacy
We all value our privacy. Here are some ways of keeping
our data to ourselves and it not being available on the
internet for scammers, hackers and advertising profiling.
Cookies: Don't just 'Accept' cookies, select 'Manage'
then 'Confirm choice'. This cuts down on the tracking
of your browsing activity.
FaceBook: There have been many data breaches of users'
data. Don't post location-based information or photos.
Don't post personal information, obvious, but birthday
posts do just that!
Many cyber security experts won't allow family use
of FaceBook. Deleting your account is good for your
WhatsApp: This is owned by Facebook and is slightly
more secure, but don't allow it access to your
The alternative: Signal is available on all devices,
and is privacy-focussed.
Google search: Google uses all your search activity
to profile you for targeted advertising.
The alternative: DuckDuckGo.com can be used in
any internet browser and is a privacy-focussed search
Internet browsers: Google Chrome is another means
for Google to track all your internet browsing
The alternatives: Firefox and Safari are privacy-
focussed and do not track you.
Amazon: This website is included for completeness
it logs all your app or website activity!
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